'Drop-In Studio' lets GVSU students replicate Islamic art

Celebrating Islamic art, geometric designs and hands-on experience, the Grand Valley State University Haas Center for Performing Arts will be hosting a "Drop-In Studio" in the Art Gallery.  At the event, there will be Islamic art, tea and a welcoming environment. The drop-in sessions, happening at different times from Tuesday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 26, are free and open to the public. 

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GVL/Mackenzie Bush - Kelsey Fraser performs at Oppression Out Loud Poetry Slam, presented by Eyes Wide Open, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 in Area 51.

GVSU student slam poets to host open mic to draw new members

While professional slam poetry can be intense, engaging and competitive, the start for many poets begins at an open mic. Grand Valley State University slam poets Rachel Jenkin, Annie Livingston, Jenna Sobaski and Michelle Roldan hope to inspire creativity at the “Roots of the Future Open Mic” Wednesday, Oct. 25.  

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GVSU to host annual contemporary piano festival

The 20th/21st-Century Piano Festival will bring a range of piano students to Grand Valley State University’s Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall Saturday, Oct. 28. There will be recitals throughout the day, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing into the afternoon, with performances by professors, college students and young performers alike. 

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Students help paint shoes for the Red Shoes Project art installation on Thursday October 5, 2017.

Red Shoes Project brings awareness to gendered violence

It is a harrowing truth that human trafficking and other forms of gendered violence are still occurring in the world. To bring awareness to this, Spanish professor Zulema Moret, in conjunction with several Grand Valley State University departments and community organizations, has brought the "Red Shoes Project" to GVSU.

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GVL / Luke Holmes - The chamber orchestra begins their performance. The Chamber Music Concert took place in the Cook-DeWitt Center Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016.

GVSU Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven with local high school students

Silence floods the performance hall at Caledonia High School. With only a swift motion from the conductor, the space fills with a single, resonating note to begin Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture.” As the formerly separate chamber and symphony orchestras unite, the annual Grand Valley State University "Side by Side Concert" blends the high school and collegiate musicians.

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